Round nose hybrid build

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Re: Round nose hybrid build

Postby Flatworm » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:25 pm

Learnt a lesson yesterday.

Painting with 2 pot epoxy undercoat, mix said 4:1 by volume. Being familiar with mixing epoxy by weight, I just mixed 4:1 using scales. Ran out of hardener with 1/4 of paint left.

Guess paint hardener isn't as heavy. I did notice the hardener floated but thought the weight difference would be minimal.

4 layers of primer undercoat done.

Bolted caravan to trailer and ran light cables. Building off the trailer has worked well and I'd do it this way again. Easy to access parts- I even rolled it upside down to paint the ceiling. It also allowed me to build on a flat surface and then fit it to a minimal design trailer.




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Re: Round nose hybrid build

Postby Flatworm » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:13 am

Progress.

8 coats of paint and I'm ok about the finish. Getting it perfect wasn't going to happen with gloss paint but it looks pretty good. Wasn't sure about colour - bought white boat paint, thought it might be too bright so added a random amount of black tint. Looks ok for white.

Should be fast progress now although heading to south island again next week.

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Re: Round nose hybrid build

Postby Flatworm » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:18 pm

Door latches and seals fitted.Image

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Wiley windows looking good. I omitted side panels and the windows open onto a cut down towel rail. I've got two panes of acrylic - one clear, one white. Planning on using the white one instead of a curtain. I'll make a third one from insect screen. This gives the option of using any combination of the three screens.

Then I need to make a cam around the rail to hold windows shut. - either that or I'll get lazy and just use wedges. In fact, I'm pretty sure I'll use wedges as this will allow me to put one screen in open position and others in closed. E.g. Set insect screen at night but have opaque acrylic in open position allowing air flow but no insects and not much light.

Easier too.

So far they look good-looking were cheap and took less than an hour to make.

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Of course they might not work. Can't see why not though.
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